Education

Student wins Zonta award

A NEW laptop donated by the Zonta Club of Mitchell will make schoolwork easier for Wallan Secondary College year 10 student Summer Hanna after she was recognised with an award from the club. Zonta is...

Whittlesea school memorialises Black Saturday loss

WHITTLESEA Secondary College has officially opened its Black Saturday Memorial Garden to commemorate the 173 Australians, many from the Kinglake area, who died in the 2009 bushfires. Opened on the 12th anniversary of Black Saturday,...

Works start on New Gisborne Primary School

STUDENTS in New Gisborne will soon have access to first-rate classrooms and facilities with work under way upgrading New Gisborne Primary School. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas turned the first sod on New Gisborne Primary’s...

St Mary’s welcomes new preps

ABOUT 84,000 prep students started school last week, including St Mary’s Parish Primary School students in Whittlesea. St Mary’s principal Phillip Smith said it was an exciting time at the school. Mr Smith said the school...

Students’ spirits not dampened by rain

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk IT was a dreary and dribbly start to the school year last week, but after a confusing 2020 for many children, the cohort wasn’t disheartened by the weather.  “They arrived in the middle of...

Kilmore physio wins research recognition

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE physiotherapist Marg Perrott has won recognition for her cutting-edge research on sports injuries. Dr Perrott graduated with a PhD from LaTrobe University at the end of last year and was awarded the...

Students’ resilience recognised

THREE Kilmore area students ended their years on a high note, being honoured with the Weary Dunlop Award. Willowmavin Primary School student Jesse Jervis, St Patrick’s Primary School student Marley Lilburn and Kilmore International student...

The Kilmore International School posts big scores

MORE than half of The Kilmore International School’s 2020 graduating class received an International Baccalaureate diploma score equivalent to an ATAR score above 90. The achievement was despite students suffering through one of the most...

Gisborne school under construction

WORKS at Willowbank Primary School will commence as a builder has been allocated to begin the project, ensuring Gisborne families have a new school to look forward to in 2022. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

Kyneton children get creative

KYNETON Town Hall will facilitate KTH Kids’ next creative endeavour of ‘windcrafting’ as children of the Macedon Ranges are invited to spend their school holidays exploring wind power. KTH Kids group will be immersing themselves...